About the Toward One Wisconsin Conference

The 2020 Toward One Wisconsin Conference will take place virtually on November 11, 12 and 13, 2020.  Originally planned to be held in-person in Green Bay last spring, the pandemic forced us to delay the conference. But we cannot delay the work. As a state and nation we have had to reckon with the repeated, horrific violence of racism, while the pandemic itself forced us to see racism as a public health crisis.  

With a great sense of urgency, we invite you to join a growing and powerful network that reaches across sectors to every corner of the state to take this challenge head on. We are mining the art and potential of gathering through technology with a completely virtual conference, excited by the leaders and experts that will be brought together and for the interactive exchanges that will happen. 


We expect a diverse attendance including but not limited to representatives from birth-K-12, higher education, academia, business and industry, state and local workforce development, youth programs, health professions, vocational rehabilitation, chambers of commerce, non-profit organizations, government, community and neighborhood associations, and faith-based groups.




There will be four conference tracks where attendees will discover collaborative and innovative approaches, best practices, cutting edge research, and/or success stories that addresses job entry, creating united communities that welcome all residents, embracing a healthy climate for youth in our schools and neighborhoods, and promoting health equity initiatives across Wisconsin. The tracks include: Track I: Increasing Opportunities for Inclusion in Wisconsin’s Workforce; Track II: Creating Inclusive Communities; Track III: Cultivating Equity in Education; and Track IV: Building Health Equity in Wisconsin.


  • Continue the discussion around making our communities more inclusive
  • Learn what is working
  • Discover what is promising on the horizon
  • Present best practices
  • Provide networking opportunities



  • Build greater awareness on the intersection between inclusion and economic, social and emotional health of communities, workforce, youth, and under-served populations in Wisconsin.
  • Produce a comprehensive strategic report with performance measures and actionable recommendations around each Track for state and local governments, businesses, communities, educational institutions, health systems, and non-profit organizations.